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Cabbage Tree Cafe

) #2 of 11 Restaurants in Tirau ££ - £££ Cafe, , European
38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
+64 7-883 1153
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“curly fries” (9 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely cafe for lunch on the way back from Rotarua. Amazing soup, great coffee and friendly staff.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to love stopping in Tirau, but lately we have had two disappointing visits. This time we tried Grinders, but the service was slack, needed to ask for our coffees as they had forgotten them! We only ordered coffee and savoury! Nice atmosphere but...More

Thank PaulineTAntrum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on the drive from Auckland to Rotorua because we spotted a few cafes in the town and this was the one we happened to choose. The cakes and flapjacks by the counter were enormous and we fully intended to buy some for the...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Tirau isn't a destination for most folk. It's a stopping place for a coffee or some food and a look at the quirky main street architecture. This cafe works here. I had a 'chicken Caesar salad'... but it wasn't romaine lettuce, there were no anchovies,...More

Thank ZafKNZ
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Food served pretty quick and with generous amount as well, but taste was pretty average cooked too fast perhaps. Staffs there were pretty friendly, but been yelled at for some reason certainly not a cool thing to do in front of the customer. Seems to...More

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast on my way to Napier. Interesting range of food, friendly service, quirky decore and lots of outdoor seating. Recommended

Thank trevord612
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Opened early Saturday morning so we could enjoy our breakfast at 8.30. Impressed with generous portions, prompt service and nice surroundings. Delicious meals including eggs Bene, scrambled eggs and bacon.

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We called in for a quick lunch. I had a chicken filo and I`m sorry but it was the worst filo I have ever had. It had mainly just big chunks of chicken without any flavour. It made me feel a bit sick for the...More

Thank kiwitraveller722
Reviewed 28 April 2017

One of the few places open on Anzac day. On our way south. Very friendly staff. Wonderful Bacon & Eggs. Up there with the very best we have ever had. Very good cabinet selection. Well priced. Nice clean cafe. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend and...More

Thank Barriew007
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch. Moderately busy. Asked for a spare plate and finally got a clean one after the third time. Food was below average. Hot drinks were sub standard. Service was generally poor. No soap in the bathroom. Asked for soap, the waitress went to...More

Thank 0B1Kenobi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Tirau
  • Phone Number: +64 7-883 1153
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